Sunday June 7, 2015
A couple of hundred miles southeast of Puerto Rico lies the small island of St. Lucia. Of the many islands in the Caribbean, St. Lucia is one of the most elusive. Quiet and relatively uninhabitated, the island is a charismatic blend of beauty and adventure.
The most striking feature of St. Lucia though, wasn't its exquisite Pitons (the island's scenic mountainous terrain features) or its white sand beaches, but rather the friendliness of the island's inhabitants. Our car rental agent spent nearly forty-five minutes taking us through the car and giving us directions to the location of our guest house (which included no fewer than five hand drawn maps).
Later that evening, my friends and I stopped at a local restaurant for dinner. Though the restaurant lacked a written menu, the owner and hostess (Agnes) came right round the bar, shook our hands and thanked us for coming in. Although I've traveled to many unique places around the world, never have I been greeted with such enthusiasm.
Although St. Lucia's beaches are worth exploring, Bigfooters should also head up to the island's natural Sulfur Springs. Set in the island's tropical center, these 100 degree springs flow fromt he island's live volcano and make for a great change of pace. And for those more adventurous BigFooters, sailing or kite-surfing around the island's many extensive coves might be for you.
As an all-purpose water-resistant cargo bag, the Big Foot Bag is the perfect travel companion to carry kite-surfing essentials, SCUBA, beach, or deep sea fishing gear.